Yesenia N. Escoto

Yesenia N. Escoto

Educational Planner - Academic Standards & Transitions

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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor: Criminal Justice & Spanish from Central Washington University

Master's in Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University

Three Fun Facts:

  1. I have an agave farm in Jalisco, Mexico.
  2. I love being outdoors; hiking, swimming, out with my black Labrador, exploring, and more.
  3. I like to travel and learn about other cultures and traditions.

Top 5 Strengths from StrengthsQuest:

  • Positivity
  • Communication
  • Harmony
  • Arranger
  • Discipline

What is one thing you wish you knew about college before you started as a student?

Time management - with work and family responsibilities, I needed to find a healthy balance in prioritizing school, work, and leisure time.

What do you like to do when you're not working?

I like to spend quality time with my family and friends. In addition, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my black Labrador, Jerry. I also enjoy playing sports and staying active.

Favorite Quote: "My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg


I identify as a first generation, Latina and I am part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I was born in Chelan and raised in Manson, WA. I come from a family of eight, I am the second oldest and have grown up to be very independent, I also value authentic relationships. Education for me has been a life changer, I've become a role model for my younger siblings, and I've had an opportunity to grow out of my comfort zone personally and professionally. I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential and validating all experiences.